Articles by Ken Hill

Freelance writer, editor, and father of two fur babies. Loves travel, history, politics, and baklava. Won't rest until the Stanley Cup parades through Stanley Park.
Entertainment - By Ken Hill - May. 29, 2017

Vancouver’s Top YouTube Stars

By Ken Hill - May. 29, 2017
YouTube has certainly come a long way since it was launched nearly 12 years ago in February 2005. Once known for hosting little more than cat videos and primitive memes, YouTube has grown to rank second on Alexa and spawned a legion of YouTube celebrities, many with millions of...
Technology - By Ken Hill - Mar. 09, 2017

9 Must-Have Apps For Vancouverites

By Ken Hill - Mar. 09, 2017
It's 2017 and smartphones are ubiquitous, meaning having the right apps on one's phone to help navigate a busy life has become essential. Luckily for Vancouver residents and tourists who stream into the region alike, a number of useful applications have been developed...
Drinks - By Ken Hill - Jan. 19, 2017

Vancouver Island Tea Farm Produces Landmark Harvest

By Ken Hill - Jan. 19, 2017
A Vancouver Island couple has successfully produced Canada's first Camellia sinensis, a plant that yields black tea, green tea, and a variety of others. Tea, the world's most popular beverage, has a long history stretching back thousands of years, beginning in China and spreading...
Canada - By Ken Hill - Jan. 14, 2017

The 5 Best Ways to Beat the Vancouver Cold

By Ken Hill - Jan. 14, 2017
Whether you’re a long-time resident or just visiting the city for a few days, dealing with Vancouver’s wet, slushy winters can be a bone-shivering ordeal. Winter hit Vancouver with a bang this December, as snow blanketed the region. Combined with temperatures regularly...
Canada - By Ken Hill - Jan. 07, 2017

Toronto Home Price Growth Passes Vancouver

By Ken Hill - Jan. 07, 2017
While the consternation over the state of the Vancouver real estate market remains, things are worsening in Canada's largest city, as the price of homes in the Toronto housing market has skyrocketed past Vancouver. BMO senior economist Robert Kavcic noted that year-over-year...
Canada - By Ken Hill - Jan. 04, 2017

Vancouver Begins Canada 150+ Celebrations

By Ken Hill - Jan. 04, 2017
With the passing of the new year, Canada has officially begun celebrating 150 years since confederation. In Vancouver, the event has taken on a deeper meaning, as the city has dubbed the year-long celebrations "Canada 150+." The plus sign has been added in recognition that...
News - By Ken Hill - Jan. 03, 2017

B.C.’s Most Popular Baby Names in 2015

By Ken Hill - Jan. 03, 2017
Canada's Vital Statistics Agency recently released its list of the top baby names in British Columbia for 2015, and a number of recent favorites have remained at the top of the list. Oliver took the crown for the first time among boys names, while Emma narrowly beat out 2014 champ...
News - By Ken Hill - Jan. 02, 2017

Vancouverites Skate on Frozen City Roads

By Ken Hill - Jan. 02, 2017
With unusually harsh weather blanketing the Vancouver metro area this winter, some Vancouverites have taken to an alternative form of transportation: Ice skating. With streets and alleys covered with treacherous ice, local resident Sam MacTavish wanted to make a point about...
News - By Ken Hill - Dec. 31, 2016

YVR Set to Welcome Record Number of Passengers in 2016

By Ken Hill - Dec. 31, 2016
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is preparing to celebrate yet another banner year, after the Vancouver Airport Authority announced it expected some 22 million passengers to pass through Canada's second busiest airport by the end of 2016. The total represents...